Sometimes we just need some support. We take a non-judgmental, collaborative, family-centered approach and work with you to help you reach your personal breastfeeding goals. Learn More
*Current service area includes Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Alameda, Emeryville, Lafayette, & Orinda.
- Initial visits generally last ~ 1 1/2 – 2 hours and follow-up visits lasting about 1 – 1.5 hours, give or take.
- After our face-to-face Lactation Consultations, we communicate with you and your healthcare team as fitting and you have 1 week of follow-up phone calls and/or emails.
- Back-to-Work Consultations are approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
|Lactation Consultation (In-Home, Initial Visit. 1.5 - 2 hours)||$300|
|Lactation Consultation (In-Office, Initial Visit. 1.5 - 2 hours)||$250|
|Lactation Consultation (In-Home, Follow-Up Visit, 1 - 1.5 hours)||$225|
|Lactation Consult (In-Office, Follow-up. 1 - 1.5 hours)||$175|
|Back to Work Consultation (In office, 1 - 1.5 hours)||$125|
|Out-of-Area Service Fee||$75|
|Lactation Consultation (Twins, add $75)||$75|
|Prenatal Lactation Consultation + private mini-class (1 hour)||$150|
Talk to us about your insurance, your rights under the Affordable Care Act, and best techniques to be reimbursed fully or partially for your visits. (And, here is a sample letter for your insurance company if you are denied coverage.)
What happens in a lactation consultation
In the initial visit, mom’s will have a breast exam and assessment of milk supply, while babies have an assessment of suckling ability, mouth structures, head and neck features, weight, and ability to transfer milk from the breasts to the belly. Special attention is paid to have breastfeeding be both effective and comfortable for mom and baby, and if they are not, to help you understand why this may be so (and lead you in the right direction for appropriate support)!
We will share our observations with you, offer our best evidence-based advice, and from there work with you to build a plan that fits where you are “at” at the time and your longer-term breastfeeding goals. We work collaboratively with pediatricians, obstetricians, midwives, pediatric bodyworkers, ENTs, and other providers to help get you and your baby the help you need.
We will generally connect within 1 to 3 days to check-in on how the plan is working for you. You are always welcome to call or write with follow-up questions in the week or two after your visit.
If appropriate, we’ll arrange a follow-up visit, usually three to seven days after the initial visit. In this visit, we take a look at how the care plan is working for you, continue to help you and your baby nurse comfortably, check your baby’s weight and how much milk they are drinking while nursing, and help you plan the your next steps.